Understanding British Mammals 1 – CANCELLED

Date(s) - 29 May 2020 until 31 May 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course


british mammals 1This course on British Mammals is one in a series.  It focuses on the gnawers, nibblers and crunchers.

It gives a thorough introduction to these mammals including insectivores, rodents, lagomorphs and deer. Key features of species identification will be covered including pelage and skull examination. Life cycles, habits and habitats will be also covered in the workshops. Practical and field exercises will involve characteristic field- signs, with a guide to tracks and trails, feeding remains, droppings, nests and burrows. Population monitoring techniques and field surveys will include ‘Longworth trapping’ and owl pellet analysis. The distribution and status of these mammals, including BAP species and wildlife law will be discussed in the light of their individual conservation requirements.

Tutor: Penny Lewens

Fees: £120 full price (£110 concessions and early bird discount available). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

Please go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/ecology/  for all bookings.

E-mail: learning@aber.ac.uk 

Phone: 01970 621580

Course Code: AB304E


Self catering Eco Lodgeshared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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